Let sleeping dogs lie: (informal) to leave a situation alone; not to interrupt or trouble a person, situation, etc. when this is likely to cause problems or disorder勿惹事生非,不要多事

Example: Remember, don’t mention that fight they had months ago—let sleeping dogs lie!

(Tampa Bay Times, 2019/11/03)

A St. Petersburg man couldn’t let sleeping dogs lie during a family argument Tuesday evening. Now, he’s facing a misdemeanor battery charge for picking up a metal dog cage with a one-year-old Chihuahua named Roscoe inside, and throwing it at his cousin during a fight, according to a St. Petersburg police report.


(The Guardian, 20019/10/24)

The sculpture of James Joyce beside his grave in Fluntern cemetery

A plan to repatriate the remains of James Joyce and his wife Nora Barnacle and finally observe their last wishes, has been proposed by Dublin city councilors more than 70 years after the author’s death. (…)

都柏林市議員提案遵照James Joyce和他的太太Nora的遺願,在James逝世七十年之後,把他們的骨灰運回故鄉。

(這項運回遺骸的新提案是兩名都柏林市議員Lacey and McCartan提出的,他們說這是James Joyce 和他妻子的最後願望。)

“There may be people who are not fans of this and want to let sleeping dogs lie. Joyce is a controversial figure, there are no doubts about that,” McCartan said.

這兩名市議員說,毫無疑問,可能會有人不贊成,希望不要多事,因為James Joyce 是個爭議性人物。

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